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Rules are different for playgrounds; signs are in effect year-round

May 15, 2020

        Here is a sample of some recent queries. Are school zones in effect during this pandemic? Good question! Technically, these zones are only patrolled during the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on statutory school days. School… Read More…

Stranger in a very strange land

May 8, 2020

    I have been to the state of Georgia. The population is about 10 million. The population of B.C. is about half that of Georgia. Why is this worth mentioning? The differences are striking, to the extreme! The governor… Read More…

Fewer vehicles, but more speeders

May 1, 2020

  Excessive-speeding traffic tickets are on the increase. This seems odd, especially when there are fewer vehicles on our roads since the coronavirus reality. It is a novelty to have an open road ahead, at what should normally be a… Read More…

Virus brings ‘new normal’ to our roads

April 24, 2020

Who thought that walking into a bank, while wearing a mask, would be acceptable behaviour? It is now the new normal. Coronavirus has turned our world upside down. The lineup at the drive-through teller is longer than inside the bank…. Read More…

Electric cars, headlights, roundabouts

March 20, 2020

    The move to technologically advanced motor vehicles is beyond the initial stages and full on throughout many parts of North America. My recent California trip was proof beyond any doubt — one could not go more than a… Read More…

Reader roundup: Lights, lines and EVs

March 13, 2020

    Readers of this column are smart. Here are some of their replies to recent columns. Karla took issue with my suggestion that more people would likely pay attention to traffic lights if they included advertising on the light… Read More…

More innovation needed on our streets

March 6, 2020

    You are alone at an intersection, waiting for the traffic light to change from red to solid green. There are no other vehicles, pedestrians or other modes of transportation coming from any other direction. It is either early… Read More…

Sobering statistics on crashes in B.C.

February 28, 2020

    Following on the heels of the student driver being charged with drunk driving last week, while on a driving lesson with an accredited driving school in Vancouver, comes the news of a driver in Montreal being killed while… Read More…

Inspections vital in driving-school industry

February 21, 2020

  A sensational news item about a driving student being pulled over by police during a lesson in the Greater Vancouver area, and subsequently charged with impaired driving, caught the attention of not only the public but also the driving-school… Read More…

Steve Wallace: Spring is prime time for wildlife on the road

February 14, 2020

  Some of the most unpredictable crashes involve animals. There are a few things a driver can do to minimize the conflict potential. There are also times when a crash is inevitable, as odd as that seems. Seatbelts and airbags… Read More…

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